New Knock off series based on gobots

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by skywarp, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. skywarp

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    There appear to be a few 'new character designs' like that copter and dragon.

    Very weird.
     
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    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    To top it all off, I think those generic baddies are ripoffs of the Mad Cat mech from Mechwarrior.
     
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    I think I saw a blue BM Primal among the enemies somewhere. Looked vaguely like one of the toys. Is the link right about there being characters called Ironhide and Bonecrusher? Because if so...wooooooooooow.
     
  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Wow.:lol 
     
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    the animation actually looks great. wonder if it will be translated and a toy line would create a lot of fodder for kitbashes etc
     
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    I can't tell much about the dragon, but the copter is very apparently based on the 1-2-3 Transformers Charley Chopper.


    I can't imagine this escaping China, or Hasbro would be on their ass so fast. (possibly inside China too, hard to say)
     
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    It's good for Hasbro to get some competition on the transforming robot genre. They didn't invent it and they don't own it.

    I guess this isn't it. Animation looks kinda decent. Legit transformer toons have definitely looked worse. How close are the swipes? I'm not familiar enough with those toys to say whether the designs are a direct rip off or just similar in aesthetic.

    Hate the kid design though, and while the animation looks alright, the show looks like it probably sucks.
     
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    Bottom line: China has little creativity, and much less shame.
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    That's blatent KO'ing. That makes me angry honestly.
     
  12. Greyryder

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    One of those faction insignias looks disturbingly like Jason Voorhees's hockey mask.
     
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    Yeah... except that figures already exist for most of those designs.

    The attacks are pretty video game. It's like watching a Hasbro Go-Bots version of Dynasty Warriors! Admittedly, I do like all the robot martial-arts action. :) 

    zmog
     
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    My point is I don't have a problem with other people coming up with rival transformer series in and of itself.

    It's all down to the execution.
     
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    :lolol  :lolol  :lolol 

    Thanks, I needed that
     
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    i hate knock offs
     
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    I still can't figure out what that Copter bot is... He actually looks intriguing.

    I 'liked' the go-bots line. I am curious to see if there are any original molds out of this line.

    China has tons of weird mecha shows for 5 year olds. When I was in China, I watched a show where 'bug' mecha played soccer and defeated each other by winning at kids games. It was bizarre but addicting and actually fun to watch. Of course when I got back to the states I have never been able to figure out what they were. But when I went to the toystores they were all over in china. I wish I had bought at least 1.
     
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    It's already better than the official Gobots cartoon that was made.
     
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    Well consider China had banned foreign cartoons airing on prime time, so that is the closest chinese children could watch. (buying toy is not banned though lol)
     
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    Assuming we're looking at the same thing, except for a "remolded" head and canopy area, I see this:

    Charlie Chopper (2002) - 1-2-3 Transformers - www.tfu.info

    Charlie Chopper can't yank his blades out and use them as swords though. :) 
     

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